Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died

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Who: Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang
What: Died
When: 6 February 2016

Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died on 6 February 2016 due to brain tumor in Gurgaon. He was 55.

Tailang, who chronicled contemporary Indian politics with humour, was awarded Padma Shri in 2004. Recently, he also launched a book of cartoons titled No, Prime Minister, with a set of cartoons on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Born in Bikaner on 26 February 1960, Tailang came out with his first cartoon in 1970 but started his carrier as a cartoonist with the Illustrated Weekly of India in Mumbai in 1982.

Later, he worked with many newspapers like Navbharat Times, Times of India, Hindustan Times and the Indian Express. His last assignment was with the Asian Age.